Senator Baer on Driver Safety Technology

TRENTON – Senator Byron M. Baer, D-Bergen and Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, made the following statement regarding the formation of the Task Force on Intelligent Technology Services to explore the use of technology to increase driver safety and drive down the cost of auto insurance. The task force is comprised of experts in law enforcement, highway safety, and insurance, and is rooted in a collective belief that the implementation of high technology systems in vehicles will reduce accidents and put a downward pressure on automobile insurance rates.

Senator Baer on how high crash rates cause New Jersey’s high auto insurance premiums. OC – “…to solve the problem.” Senator Baer on how high crash rates cause New Jersey’s high auto insurance premiums. OC – “…to solve the problem.” (0:42)

Senator Baer on factors contributing to New Jersey’s higher accident rate. OC – “… and thus higher insurance premiums.” Senator Baer on factors contributing to New Jersey’s higher accident rate. OC – “… and thus higher insurance premiums.” (0:34)

Senator Baer on lowering auto insurance rates by reducing accidents in New Jersey. OC – “…accidents in the State.” Senator Baer on lowering auto insurance rates by reducing accidents in New Jersey. OC – “…accidents in the State.” (0:32)

Senator Baer on the proposed Taskforce to explore driver safety technology. OC – “…but also lives.” Senator Baer on the proposed Taskforce to explore driver safety technology. OC – “…but also lives.” (0:56)

Senator Baer on regulatory changes to the auto insurance system to promote driver safety. OC – “…and safe roads.” Senator Baer on regulatory changes to the auto insurance system to promote driver safety. OC – “…and safe roads.” (0:40)